Single Day Tickets
Brookfield Zoo is open every day of the year, except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Zoo Admission
These tickets are good for general zoo admission, but does not include admission to special events such as our concerts, Zoo Brew, or Holiday Magic evenings.

Enter the date of your visit and quantity. Then add to cart.
Groups of 20 or more, please visit brookfieldzoo.org/groupsales for information on group rates.
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Select Date (and Time if required) for: General Admission
Description
Price
Qty
Adult (12-64)
 
Requires Date/Time
$29.95
Child (3-11)
 
Requires Date/Time
$20.95
Senior (65+)
 
Requires Date/Time
$24.95
Parking
Parking North Gate: $17
Parking South Gate: $20
Parking fees include a Cook County parking tax & Illinois parking excise tax.
Please choose the parking lot you will be using.
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Description
Price
Qty
NORTH (Main) gate Car Parking
 
Our NORTH gate parking lot entrance is off 31st Street and First Avenue.
$15.18
SOUTH gate Car Parking
 
Our SOUTH lot entrance is off of Ridgewood Avenue and First Avenue (near Riverside Brookfield High School).
$17.86
Anniversary Ferris Wheel
Measuring 110’ tall in height, the massive sky wheel rotates over two and a half times per minute, has 24 riding gondolas, and features multicolored LED lighting that will illuminate brightly during evening hours. Please note, riders must be at least 36" tall to ride with a supervising companion, and 42" tall to ride without. Open daily, weather dependent.
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Description
Price
Qty
Adult (12-64)
 
$8.00
Child (3-11)
 
Riders must be at least 36" tall to ride with a supervising companion, and 42" tall to ride without.
$8.00
Senior (65+)
 
$8.00
Dolphins In Action
Get to know our bottlenose dolphins through the exciting and educational Dolphins in Action! Learn about dolphin social structures and adaptations as our dolphins captivate you with aerial displays and other exhibitions that show off their incredible intelligence and agility. Open Daily.

Due to the limited capacity of the shows, Dolphins in Action are non-refundable. Presentation times may be changed up to 48-hours in advance of the scheduled presentation and are subject to an Administrative Change Fee. Changes are not permitted within 48-hours of the scheduled experience. Tickets and fees will be forfeited if your party is not present at the start time.
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Select Date (and Time if required) for: Dolphins in Action
Description
Price
Qty
Adult (12-64)
 
Requires Date/Time
$6.00
Child (3-11)
 
Requires Date/Time
$3.00
Senior (65+)
 
Requires Date/Time
$4.00
Carousel
Take a spin in one of the largest hand-carved wooden carousels in the country! Located near the zoo’s North Gate entrance, The Carousel features 72 animals to choose from, some representing highly endangered animals from around the world, as well as three stationary animal chariots. Please Note: All seated riders require a ticket. Open daily. Weather Dependent.
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Description
Price
Qty
Adult (12-64)
 
$4.00
Child (0-11)
 
$3.00
Senior (65+)
 
$3.50
Virtual Reality
The power of VR allows you to see breathtaking experiences that are difficult to see in real life- whether that is under the sea, or up in remote mountains it can take you to all corners of the world. Through award-winning storytelling, beautifully shot HD 360 footage in virtual reality, and high-tech motion seats deliver an immersive entertaining experience. Please note, riders must be at least 40" tall.
You can choose from three films:
Gorilla Trek: An unprecedented look at endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat in Rwanda.
The Great Migration: Witness how millions of wildebeests, zebras, and antelopes make their way through the peaks and perils of Africa's savannah terrain.
Flight of the Mantas: Follow marine conservationists as they work to protect the majestic manta rays of Mozambique.
Open daily. Weather Dependent.
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Description
Price
Qty
Adult (12+) Gorilla Trek
 
$8.00
Child (up to 11) Gorilla Trek
 
Riders must be at least 40" tall.
$8.00
Adult (12+) The Great Migration
 
$8.00
Child (up to 11) The Great Migration
 
Riders must be at least 40" tall.
$8.00
Adult (12+) Flight of the Mantas
 
$8.00
Child (up to 11) Flight of the Mantas
 
Riders must be at least 40" tall.
$8.00
Butterflies
Discover some of nature's most colorful creatures - butterflies! Observe as these species native to North America fly around the pond, up into the sky, land on some flowers, and possibly land on you! 2024 Operating Hours: Daily May 25 through September 9.*Weather dependent.*
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Description
Price
Qty
Adult (12-64)
 
$4.00
Child (3-11)
 
$3.00
Senior (65+)
 
$3.50

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